by the farm gate, yesterday
a dead squirrel in the road
my heart went out to it
the world shifted slightly
Vimalakirti's laughter arose in me
Good to feel compassion for a squirrel
because this squirrel and I, we are not separate
and because this squirrel is a piece of newspaper
there are no beings to love
and I am loving them

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